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The Roman Mysteries: The Legionary from Londinium and other Mini Mysteries

Caroline Lawrence

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Fiction, Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

Find out what else has been going on between each exciting instalment of the Roman Mysteries series...

Caroline says, "Originally I planned to write eighteen Roman Mysteries, but because my books take place around real historical events, I was running out of time. Book sixteen finds the four friends in Ephesus in August AD 81, for events crucial to the arc of the series. The final mystery was always going to be about the mysterious death of Titus in the Sabine Hills on the Ides of September in AD 81. However, there was no way I could get my four young detectives from Ephesus (modern Turkey) to Britannia (Great Britain) and then back to Sabina (in Italy) in a month. So the final Roman Mystery, The Man from Pomegranate Street, became number seventeen."

Between writing her bestselling novels, Caroline Lawrence has penned several short stories. Each of these stories is as compelling and exciting as the novels, full of the sights and sounds of ancient Rome.

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Praise for The Roman Mysteries: The Legionary from Londinium and other Mini Mysteries

  • Caroline Lawrence's Roman Mysteries series is brought to its dramatic conclusion...This 17-book epic makes ancient classic stories accessible and exciting. I think the whole package is a tremendous achievement and sure to bring in a whole new readership - CHILDREN'S BOOKSELLER on The Man from Pomegranate Street

  • Caroline has taken the reader from Enid Blyton to Mills & Boon in seventeen steps, and I mean that in the best possible way. Few authors claim to have been inspired by romantic fiction, whereas many crime writers do mention Blyton as an early inspiration. Add a good dollop of history, and you ve got the whole series of the Roman Mysteries. Personally I have learnt a lot about the brief period that the books cover, and I was never one for Roman Emperors - BOOKWITCH on The Man from Pomegranate Street

  • Lawrence steers this story and the series to a romantic and irresistably weepy conclusion, and, like so many good endings, it involves breathless reunions, a journey and a wedding (I mustn't reveal anymore...) - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY on The Man from Pomegranate Street

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Caroline Lawrence

Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. She took part in the British Museum's POMPEII LIVE event, giving talks that were streamed to schools all over the UK, and she is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'. In addition to the 17 novels in the ROMAN MYSTERIES sequence, Caroline Lawrence has written five spin-off titles, all of which have contributed to total UK sales in excess of 1 million copies.

Visit Caroline's website at and follow her on Twitter @CarolineLawrenc.

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